Bio – Diane Matthews, CASIS

Since October of 2011, Diane Matthews has been a part of the education team at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) where she is responsible for establishing and managing a broad spectrum of space-related programs for students, teachers and the general public. CASIS is a National Partner on SSEP.

Ms. Matthews came to CASIS with 25 years of expertise in the field of education. She has served as the Director of Education for a state agency where she coordinated and managed federal and state funded science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects on a statewide basis. Through other past management and education positions, Ms. Matthews brings experience in curriculum development, professional development, instructional systems design, grant development and classroom teaching.

Diane holds a B.S degree in Elementary Education and a M.A. degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Central Florida.

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.